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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

To read Jennifer Harper's Inside the Beltway columns, click here. Contact her at [email protected].

Articles by Jennifer Harper

Inside the Beltway

A Bush-era stalwart is about to re-emerge after a four-year absence, wielding a hefty book, and with news of Elvis. Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's 832-page memoir, "Known and Unknown," is due on bookshelves Feb. 8. Published January 6, 2011

Inside the Beltway

A picture is worth a thousand words, sound bites, talking points. Published January 5, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Safety in numbers? Certainly not. Multiple alarming headlines warn: "National debt at $14 trillion." Published January 4, 2011

Inside the Beltway

A big, juicy debate with f-bombs and finger-pointing? Uh, no. The five hopefuls who gathered Monday to make their case for Republican National Committee chairmanship at the National Press Club were perfectly on message, delivering flawlessly timed talking points in dulcet tones. Their handlers must have been delighted. Published January 4, 2011

Inside the Beltway

It could turn into yet another midday TV soap opera. The RNC chairmanship debate at the National Press Club among six voracious hopefuls has been handicapped, poked at and speculated upon by journalists for a month — billed as allegory for the party itself. Oh, the drama. Published January 2, 2011

Inside the Beltway

Lose weight, stop smoking? Uh, no. Revere the U.S. Constitution and save money? You betcha. Published December 30, 2010

Inside the Beltway

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie caught cold criticism because he was on vacation in Florida when the storm dumped 30-plus inches of snow on the Garden State. Published December 29, 2010

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered the release of documentation on President Obama's birth "as quick as we can."

Inside the Beltway

It's time to play "find the birth certificate," even as President Obama is presumably enjoying the carefree, balmy breezes of his Hawaii. Published December 28, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Interesting. Fox News hosts Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Mike Huckabee among the nation's most admired men? Published December 27, 2010

Inside the Beltway

As usual, news organizations are wallowing in melodramatic weather coverage to describe East Coast snowfall, employing descriptors right out of an Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Published December 26, 2010

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U.S. and British faith and pro-life groups have sponsored thousands of Christmas billboards featuring "Mary's blessed ultrasound."

Inside the Beltway

Have a Merry Christmas, but don't forget the most basic origins of the day, say several thousand billboards that show the glow of a fetal ultrasound, a halo above the infant. Published December 23, 2010

Inside the Beltway

And that would be Jan. 6, the second day that the bustling new Congress will be in session in the new year. Published December 22, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Three Democrats and a Republican need tender loving care and a nice soft Barcalounger. And cookies. Several journalists are casting their sympathy votes to President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele as the politicians who endured the worst turmoil this year. Published December 21, 2010

Inside the Beltway

The discussion has begun. Former President Jimmy Carter says that the U.S. is ready for a gay president in the "near future," telling BigThink.com that "we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago." Published December 19, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Read it and snort. Consider $3.4 million for termite research in Louisiana, $1 million for Hawaiian seafood studies, $1 million for a Rhode Island bike path, $800,000 for a nice little city park in Oregon, $520,000 for blueberry breeding in New Jersey. Published December 16, 2010

Inside the Beltway

Broadcasters are a righteously secular bunch, in a very big way. Published December 15, 2010

Inside the Beltway

A single Associated Press photograph of Sarah Palin during her recent humanitarian trip to Haiti turned into a bashing bonanza for her press critics. Published December 14, 2010